Meet new Spider-Man...
Peter Parker is dead and gone, but Spider-Man's still slinging webs and fighting crime.
And it's not just a new teenager climbing Manhattan buildings, it's an entirely new crime-fighter, from the color of his suit to the complexion of his skin.
Meet Miles Morales, a half-black, half-Hispanic American teenager who, inspired to do good after the death of Parker at the hands of the Green Goblin, takes flight and has his first fight in the pages of Marvel Comics' "Ultimate Fallout" No. 4, in comic shops today.
The Ultimates imprint is separate from Marvel's bigger universe where Parker is alive and well.
Writer Brian Michael Bendis, who has scripted every issue of Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man since it first debuted in 2000 to wide acclaim, maintained a new hero would replace Parker, felled in the pages of "Ultimate Spider-Man" No. 160 this summer.
But as to who that was was a closely guarded secret, until now.
Bendis said that the decision came down to the story, to keep it fresh and vital and new.
Morales, he explained, is nothing like his predecessor.
"He's younger than Peter Parker, he's coming from a completely different background, a completely different world view," Bendis said. "It's Peter Parker's death that inspires this kid to step up."
Barker to the rescue...
Animal activist Bob Barker has gone to bat for dogs, cats, whales, pigeons, elephants and all kinds of other animals. Five chimpanzees are the beneficiaries of his latest donation.
Chimp Haven in Keithville, La., said his donation of $230,000 last month will pay to expand the 200-acre habitat to make room for the five chimps and care for them for one year.
Barker said the chimps came from a Texas research laboratory that went bankrupt.
Barker, who lives in Los Angeles, says the chimps have spent their whole lives on concrete in cages, but now they will live in the forest, and because they are curious and smart, they are expected to adapt well.
The 87-year-old Barker spent 50 years on television, retiring in 2008 from "The Price Is Right."
J.Lo still believes...
Jennifer Lopez tells Vanity Fair magazine that she still believes in love despite her split from her husband of seven years, Marc Anthony.
The singer and actress gave the publication her first interview since announcing her divorce earlier this month.
Lopez says she is an "eternal optimist" and describes love as her "biggest dream."
The 42-year-old, who has had a string of high-profile relationships, says she's learned to walk away from something when it isn't right.
One thing Lopez says she and Anthony do right is work together, saying, "Together we make magic."
The couple has two children, twins Max and Emme.
The September issue of Vanity Fair goes on sale nationwide Aug. 9.
>Honeymoon can wait...
Newlywed royal Zara Phillips says her wedding to rugby player Mike Tindall was amazing, but she is disappointed they are too busy to take a honeymoon.
Phillips, Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter and a former equestrian world champion, went back to work Tuesday to launch a range of children's equestrian clothing.
The 30-year-old said the couple has a busy live and has to delay the honeymoon.
She said: "We're kind of missing the quiet period where we can catch up and have some sleep."
Phillips, who does not use a royal title, wed Tindall on Saturday in a low-key, private ceremony in Edinburgh.
She said she has decided to keep her maiden name for professional and sponsorship purposes but will be known as Mrs. Tindall in private.